RICHARDSON, BILL, a Representative from New Mexico; born in Pasadena, Los Angeles
County, Calif., November 15, 1947; graduated from Middlesex High School,
Concord, Mass., 1966; B.A., Tufts University, Medford, Mass., 1970; M.A.,
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, Mass., 1971; aide to United
States Representative Frank Bradford Morse of Massachusetts, 1971-1973;
legislative management officer, U. S. Department of State, 1974-1976; staff.
U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1976-1978;international business
consultant; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Ninety-seventh Congress,
1980; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the seven succeeding
Congresses, until his resignation February 13, 1997, (January 3, 1983-February
13, 1997); unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in
2008; United States Ambassador to the United Nations, 1997-1998; Secretary of
Energy, 1998-2001; Governor of New Mexico, 2003-2011.